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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #23

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Ersan Ilyasova moved into the starting lineup over Amir Johnson on Monday and had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a steal on 7-of-10 shooting.
Oddly, he didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight, as the Heat's defense seemed to key on stopping the Sixers from getting open looks from downtown. Ilyasova also came off the bench to start the second half, but also did a nice job of playing most of the fourth quarter with five fouls. And while he made some big plays, the Sixers were never able to overcome the second quarter, which the Heat won 34-13 behind a big night from Dwyane Wade. Apr 16 - 10:58 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova will start at center in Game 2 vs. Miami on Monday.

Amir Johnson will head back to the bench. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he expected this change, as this lineup had a lot of success in Game 1. It will be interesting to see if Hassan Whiteside takes advantage of the smaller lineup for Philly.
Apr 16 - 7:41 PM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra expects the Sixers to start Ersan Ilyasova at center for Game 2.

Ilyasova replaced Amir Johnson in the middle at halftime on Saturday, a move that effectively neutralized Hassan Whiteside, who played only 12 minutes. Philly coach Brett Brown didn't tip his hand about the starting lineup, but he did say the frontcourt pairing of Ilyasova and Dario Saric "will likely surface again." That's no surprise, considering how much success they found in Game 1.
Apr 16 - 3:03 PM

Brett Brown heaped praise on Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli, saying that the arrival of the two veterans "has changed our world."

Who would've thought that the Hawks had this much talent on their roster earlier this season? Jokes aside, both guys were big in Philly's Game 1 win over Miami with Ilyasova going for a double-double (17 points, 14 rebounds) and Marco Belinelli dropping 25 points.
Apr 15 - 5:29 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points against his former Atlanta teammates on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-16 shots and 6-of-8 free throws.

Dario Saric left the game after one minute with a mouth injury and it's currently unclear if he will play on Wednesday vs. the Bucks -- Saric will meet with a dentist on Wednesday morning. Ilyasova finished with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four triples in 31 minutes and should get the nod in the starting lineup if Saric can't go as the 76ers attempt to clinch the No. 3 seed in the East.
Apr 10 - 10:18 PM

Ersan Ilyasova had an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double in 24 minutes off the bench during Sunday's win over the Mavericks.

Ilyasova went 5-of-10 from the field and added one 3-pointer, three assists and one turnover while he was out there, and he's really stepped up for Philly ever since Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) hit the sidelines. Richaun Holmes ended his evening with eight points, five boards, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench, and while he too has seen some increased opportunity with Embiid out, it's been Ilyasova who has been the more impactful player in fantasy hoops.
Apr 8 - 4:57 PM

Ersan Ilyasova posted a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double during Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

Ilyasova added one 3-pointer, one assist and one turnover through 33 minutes of floor time, so while he struggled to get his shot to drop (4-of-16 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe), he still came through with a pretty solid stat line. Dario Saric (elbow) could be back in action on Friday, which would likely shift Ilyasova back to the second unit, although he should still see steady minutes for Philly to close out the year with Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) on the sidelines.
Apr 4 - 10:11 PM

Ersan Ilyasova started and hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, 13 rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes of Tuesday's 121-95 blowout win over the Nets.

Ghostface Ilya has double-doubled in two of his last three games and if Dario Saric continues to miss time with his elbow injury, Ilyasova could keep it going. He's a sneaky fantasy play in all formats for as long as Saric is out.
Apr 3 - 9:53 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers through 27 minutes as a starter.

Ilyasova got the start with Dario Saric dealing with a minor elbow issue, and while he could head back to the bench as soon as Tuesday’s game against the Nets, he should still see some increased minutes with Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) done for the rest of the fantasy season. Over the past two games, Ilyasova has come through with averages of 18.5 points, 9.5 boards, 3.0 triples, 1.5 dimes, 1.0 block and 2.0 turnovers per contest on 54.2% shooting.
Apr 1 - 4:10 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will start for Dario Saric (elbow) on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

Saric is sitting out with a sore right elbow, but it doesn't sound like he'll be out long. Ilyasova has plenty of experience as a starter in Philly and made 51 starts in 2016-17 with averages of 14.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples. He's a solid option even on a full slate.
Apr 1 - 11:46 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points with 16 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

Revenge game? He was on fire to start with 11 points in five minutes, which set the tone for his monster line. Coach Brett Brown has used Ilyasova as a center before, so that could be in the cards going forward. It will be matchup-dependent and obviously this line probably won't happen again, but Ilyasova is a decent add to see if he can keep it rolling. Also, the Ilyasova Charge Card was used as he drew a charge against his old team.
Mar 30 - 11:02 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points with three rebounds, two turnovers and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

This wasn't about garbage time with 13 points in his first seven minutes of action. Ilyasova has been a great fit for Philly in his time there, but he can't be used in most fantasy leagues unless guys are resting.
Mar 22 - 10:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova tied his season-high with 13 rebounds on Sunday, adding 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, one rebound and three steals.

The steals were one shy of Ilyasova's season-high and he didn't commit any turnovers in 27 minutes. That's the most he's played since joining Philly, and it could have been higher if not for foul trouble (five personal fouls) and the lopsided score (120-97). He has the green-light to shoot 3-pointers but doesn't contribute enough elsewhere to be worth owning in 12-team leagues, at least while Dario Saric is healthy.
Mar 11 - 11:20 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 4-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, six boards and a block in 24 minutes off the Sixers bench on Tuesday.

He scored 18 points on Friday and is averaging 12 points, 4.3 boards and 1.7 3-pointers over his last three games for his new team, and might be worth a deep-league look if you need threes and boards. He's getting 21 minutes per game for the Sixers so far, and he's only worth consideration in deeper leagues.
Mar 6 - 10:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova struggled with fouls vs. his former team on Sunday, scoring seven points on 2-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

Ilyasova has played for six different teams in the NBA, but his first seven seasons were all with the Bucks. His minutes were limited as he picked up five fouls tonight, but even in a best-case scenario he's unlikely to play more than 20-24 per night as Dario Saric's backup.
Mar 4 - 11:11 PM

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SG1J.J. Redick
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SF1Robert Covington
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PF1Dario Saric
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C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson